This mix was built upon the opening track by Leon Parker. The song, "All My Life" can be found on Parker's 1994 debut, "Above & Below," a CD I wore out when it was released. It is filled with Parker's unique, yet rock solid style of jazz drumming.
I was thinking about how often drummers who strictly keep time don't always get the same acclaim as those who try to out-Peart the next guy. Don't get me wrong, I love Neal Peart and Bill Bruford as much as I love Ringo Starr and Zigaboo Modeliste. But I think I like the time keepers and groove makers a lot more, with their subtle pushes and simple yet effective fills.
Less is more, right? Well, no. Not always. Sometimes more is more. Just not today.
Try to get into the groove.
All My Life- Leon Parker
Listen To Me- Baby Huey
More Hipper- Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen
Looking For Clues- Robert Palmer
Poor Tom- Led Zeppelin
Little Miss Lover- Jimi Hendrix Experience
Right Now- The Creatures
Farmstead Antiques- Stanton Moore
Ape Is High- Mandrill
Fat Man- New Orleans Nightcrawlers
High Heel Sneakers- Chuck Mangione
Tomorrow Never Knows- Dianne Reeves